It’s a Wonderful Life

 

This iconic scene from the great movie, It’s a Wonderful Life, probably looked a lot like us!  We had twenty people total helping move us from city to another.  Trucks strapped down with pots of rose bushes and rocking chairs.  Our children and friends all coming out to help us get into our home.  Rent?  Ha!  We finally own our own home.  The American Dream.  I appreciate it so much more than when I was younger.

Over the next few weeks I will share with you how to take a 92 year old drafty adobe home from stark, stained, rental white walls, scratched grey trim, and dark black curtains into a cozy home perfect for respite, family gatherings, and life.  Stay tuned!

 

Mama’s House

We took the long way ’round.  Through hillsides and pastures, leaving city behind and all the modern life we knew.  We opened a shop, we raised our children, we rented farms, we lost everything, we were heartbroken, Doug went back to work, we opened a shop, we grew, we met mentors, we taught, we loved, we persevered, we searched, we prayed, we sang, we are on our way right now to Pueblo to close on our house.  Thank you for all the prayers and good wishes and hugs and life you’ve shared with us.  Here’s to many, many more years writing from our own Mama’s House.